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Fair Oaks Health Care Center provides a range of services to elderly individuals who require medical treatment and long-term care. You trust the staff at nursing homes such as Fair Oaks and believe your loved one will be in excellent hands. When nursing home abuse occurs, you can help secure your loved one’s safety and pursue financial compensation by hiring one of the Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys from Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC.
Nursing home abuse and neglect often occur when facilities are understaffed and hire poorly trained nurses. These facilities have a responsibility to keep your loved one safe and make sure employees follow state and federal regulations. Unfortunately, lack of supervision and funding leads to the abuse and improper care of far too many nursing home residents in Chicago.
The nursing home abuse attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC will hold those responsible for your loved one’s abuse accountable for their harmful actions or inaction. We have the resources to thoroughly investigate your suspicions and develop a strong case on your loved one’s behalf. Even if you’re unsure if abuse occurred, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your concerns. We’re here to offer guidance and help you understand your legal options. Call us today at (312) 346-8620.
Patients are supposed to receive a level of care outlined in the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. Health care providers and the nursing home facility must understand the rights of your loved one and make sure they are properly cared for.
When a nursing home fails to provide proper care to its residents, the following circumstances may occur:
Nursing home abuse takes multiple forms. It isn’t just physical harm. According to the Center for Disease Control, six categories of abuse exist in nursing facilities: physical, sexual, emotional, financial, neglect, and abandonment. Recognizing the immediate signs could save your loved one’s life.
Determining whether abuse or neglect occurred is difficult if you don’t know the signs. Some signs aren’t as obvious as others. Many times, residents get hurt because of their own careless actions. To figure out the difference between an accidental injury and abuse, you need to learn to watch for signs of abuse and neglect, such as:
Family members are allowed to pursue legal action against a nursing home if they believe there was abuse or neglect. Most of the time, elderly adults don’t report abuse for fear that their abuser will retaliate, or their family won’t believe them. Others don’t have the mental capacity to speak up and can’t physically defend themselves.
It’s up to you to advocate for your loved one, so they don’t have to suffer in silence. At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, we know how important it is for you to seek justice, and we will help you fight for it. You can depend on us to file a lawsuit and use our resources to win the maximum financial award owed to your loved one for their painful experience.
Any nursing home patient who sustains injuries because of abuse or neglect deserves monetary compensation for the expenses and losses they incurred. When you hire us, we will actively and aggressively pursue the following damages:
While the damages listed above compensate you and your loved one for your losses, there’s another type of damage that aims to punish the individual for their malicious or negligent actions. Punitive damages are a financial award determined by a jury if the case goes to trial. A jury will review all the details of the abuse and resulting expenses to decide if the victim deserves punitive damages paid directly by the liable party.
Nursing homes are liable for their actions as well as the actions of their employees. If abuse occurs and they attempt to hide it, they are responsible for failing to protect the victim. Their staff member is also liable for actually inflicting physical, emotional, or sexual harm against a patient.
When you’re attempting to prove negligence in a nursing home abuse case, it’s necessary to show at least one of the following circumstances existed at the time:
Collecting evidence is vital when you’re trying to prove a nursing home or their staff was abusive or negligent. You should document your loved one’s injuries, request copies of employee records, and keep records of all medical care received. Sufficient evidence will establish liability and prove your loved one deserves compensation for their losses.
We know you care about your loved one and want them to receive proper medical care and respectful treatment from their caregivers. When someone uses their power to mistreat those most vulnerable to harm, it’s upsetting and infuriating. Our Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys will help your loved one recover and try to make sure they never suffer from abuse again.
Call Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC at (312) 346-8620 today to find out how we can seek the full and fair compensation your nursing home owes your loved one.
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